Four Antique Hand-Colored Engravings of Virginia's Natural Bridge
A lot of four unframed hand-colored engravings depicting the Natural Bridge — a famous natural landmark located in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The first print is an 1840 engraving by British-American printer T.S. Woodcock after a drawing by British-American artist William Goodacre (1803-1883), titled Natural Bridge, Virginia. It is stored in a plastic sleeve. The second and third prints are both 1839 steel engravings by English printer James Charles Armytage (1820-1897) after drawings by English-American artist William Henry Bartlett (1809-1854). They are printed from the same plate, but one is painted in rich colors and is stored in a plastic sleeve, while the other is finished with more muted colors and is matted in charcoal gray. The final print in the lot is an 1872 wood engraving bookplate. It was engraved by J. Augustus Bogert (1797-) after an illustration by American artist Harry Fenn (1837-1911). It is matted in black, and text from a book can be seen on the verso of the print. This beautiful collection of prints are all unframed, awaiting your choice of presentation.
-all are slightly yellowed, consistent with age. Light foxing on the first print listed above, and light water damage on the final print listed.
-measurement of lot. Individual sizes vary slightly, but are all about 8.5″ × 11″ without matting.